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Essex Sight

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Essex Sight
40 Osborne Street

Public phone: 01206 548196


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: Advice, information and support for blind and visually impaired people, their relatives and carers. Information Centre open in Colchester Monday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm. Other resource centres in Frinton, Chelmsford, Clacton, Braintree, Brentwood and others (call for details) . Also run a residential home in Frinton for elderly visually impaired people. Respite and short breaks can be arranged. Home visiting service. Telephone support – 01206 548196.

Target group: Blind and visually impaired people and their families and carers.

Area served: Essex

How to contact: Call in (Limited during coronavirus pandemic. Please check website for up to date information), phone/email or website.


Monday: 10am to 2pm

Tuesday: 10am to 2pm

Wednesday: 10am to 2pm

Thursday: 10am to 2pm

Friday: 10am to 2pm


Office Hours:


Wheelchair access: -

Accessible toilets: -

Access notes: 

Other information

Languages other than English:

Charity number: 1103732

Year established: 1920

Staffing: 28 full time, 25 part time + volunteers.

Public transport: Car - Use the Osborne Street car park and walk towards the Bus Station in Osborne Street. Continue over the junction and we are 30 yards on the left. / BUS - From the Bus Station in Osborne Street, walk towards the town centre. Continue over the junction and we are 50 yards on the left. / TRAIN - Colchester Town Station 500 yards

Record last checked: 26 January 2022


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